my sisters about our plans for theday. Sometimes our topics veer intothe very profound and we wonderabout a sick sister, the future of thecommunity, or some personal issuethat we need help with. Before theday has even really started, I can feelthose tender tendrils of the holy inthe ordinary.
During my ministry I listen topeople searching for God in themidst of their daily life. Stressesat work, family crises, and lifetransitions are the stuff where theHoly Spirit is really present, evenwhen we don’t expect it. I am oftenamazed at the impact truly feelinglike they’ve been heard can have onpeople. One woman even told methat, after sharing with me, her resting heartbeat on her Fitbit dropped!
Calm and peace were finding theirway into her life.
After a busy day of work, I cooka healthy meal for the sisters I livewith and we catch up on our days.
We share evening prayer together,
For me, this life is all about relation-
ship—with God, my sisters, and
those I meet in ministry.
In the morning I wake up andspend an hour with my God inprayer. Beyond words, in deep silence I feel at home. Over my favorite breakfast of oatmeal, I chat with
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Through the vowof celibacy, I amfreed to live outmany typesof intimacy.